A Persian Strength Prayer

Strong warriors pray to Anahita
for strong horses. Strong women
pray to Anahita for strong babes.
Priests pray to Anahita for wisdom,
and girls pray for easy births, vigorous
husbands and the richest fields.
Ardvi Sura Anahita flows
like a river through our lives.
We do not wish her waters
ever to stand still. We pray
always for the waters of the goddess
to flow freely. And we pray too
that what should be dry, remains dry,
that everything stays in its place,
that everything is as it should be.

Prayer to Persian Goddess Anahita